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by : BTF

As I Wander...

Living in tropical Malaysia, we tend to take the hot humid weather, thundery rainstorms and the spectrum of wild evergreen plants as a given.

Recently, I noticed more exotic plants making its way into landscaped home gardens, recreational parks, frontages of shopping malls and
commercial buildings.

Along kerb sides of residential streets and busy motorways, palms, trees and flowering plants make pleasant and interesting fringes.

This is a record of the various species "as I see it" for I am in awe of palms. Hence, my premise for this blog is that the global garden,
i.e. every physical garden (tended or untended), becomes a part of my, simply said, cyber palm garden. ;-)

Please feel free to share your thoughts or comments.

Thank you for visiting!

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Palm Fringed Mosque

Taking an intercession from my palms series @ The Secret Garden to post my favourite postcard scene. I usually stop and spend a few minutes to observe this serene and picturesque sight which is a pleasant respite from my daily commute.

Today, I also take this opportunity to acknowledge my 1st follower (Hi!) who came onboard early this week - whoever/whereever you are, this one is for you...

                                                                           at dawn                                                                                                      

The Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque) is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated on a triangular piece of land located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers and is surrounded by highrise buildings in the commercial district.

                                                                       at high noon

Opened in 1909 and designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, this pretty mosque with Moorish architecture shares the same architect and style as the historically impressive and equally picturesque Sultan Abdul Samad Building located on the opposite side of the Klang River.

                                                                          at dusk

Prior to the establishment of the Masjid Negara (National Mosque) in 1965, the Masjid Jamek also served as the national mosque in the city.

It is easily accessible by light rail transit (LRT) and is central to busy tourist sites such as the Merdeka (Independence) Square, Little India and Chinatown.                                                        

                                       faithful throng @ Friday prayers

Fringed by the cocos nucifera (Malayan green coconut palm), this is one tropical snapshot not to be missed by the many overseas visitors to the city/country!

mosque lighted up for Ramadhan - updated 17Aug2010


  1. Absolutely stunning...thanks for sharing. We here, in the Sonoran Desert, can grow the Mexican, Date, and California Palm with little care as well as several other varieties. The palms you present are beautiful. Again thanks for sharing!!

  2. Hello rohrerbot,
    Glad you liked it! Yes, same for Malaysia where some native palms propagate themselves without care too. The tropics are so fortunate with its huge variety of natives and cultivars. I hope to log as many as possible. Thanks for your continued support:-)